2016 Census Aboriginal Community Portrait – Confederacy of Mainland Mi'kmaq

Release date: January 14, 2020

2016 Census Aboriginal Community Portrait - Confederacy of Mainland Mi'kmaq
2016 Census Aboriginal Community Portrait — Confederacy of Mainland Mi'kmaq

2016 Census data for Aboriginal people (First Nations, Métis and Inuit) in private householdsNote 1,Note 2,Note 3 . In 2016, Confederacy of Mainland Mi'kmaq consisted of the Bear River (Part) 6, Bear River (Part) 6, Bear River 6B, Pennal 19, New Ross 20, Cambridge 32, Glooscap 35, Indian Brook 14, Cole Harbour 30, Shubenacadie 13, Beaver Lake 17, Sheet Harbour 36, Wallace Hills 14A, Millbrook 27, Fisher's Grant 24, Merigomish Harbour 31, and Pomquet And Afton 23 census subdivisions.

Highlights
Characteristic Value
Population 2016 2,955
Population 2006 2,720
Population change (%) 9
Median age 26
Under age 15 (%) 29
Aged 15 to 24 (%) 18
Aged 25 to 64 (%) 47
Aged 65 plus (%) 6
Age and sex distribution
Characteristic Value (%)
Community males, 0 to 9 years 21
Community males, 10 to 19 years 19
Community males, 20 to 29 years 16
Community males, 30 to 39 years 12
Community males, 40 to 49 years 13
Community males, 50 to 59 years 10
Community males, 60 to 69 years 6
Community males, 70 to 79 years 3
Community males, 80 years and over 1
Community females, 0 to 9 years 19
Community females, 10 to 19 years 18
Community females, 20 to 29 years 15
Community females, 30 to 39 years 13
Community females, 40 to 49 years 13
Community females, 50 to 59 years 11
Community females, 60 to 69 years 7
Community females, 70 to 79 years 4
Community females, 80 years and over 1
Nova Scotia on-reserve males, 0 to 9 years 22
Nova Scotia on-reserve males, 10 to 19 years 21
Nova Scotia on-reserve males, 20 to 29 years 17
Nova Scotia on-reserve males, 30 to 39 years 11
Nova Scotia on-reserve males, 40 to 49 years 12
Nova Scotia on-reserve males, 50 to 59 years 10
Nova Scotia on-reserve males, 60 to 69 years 6
Nova Scotia on-reserve males, 70 to 79 years 2
Nova Scotia on-reserve males, 80 years and over 1
Nova Scotia on-reserve females, 0 to 9 years 20
Nova Scotia on-reserve females, 10 to 19 years 19
Nova Scotia on-reserve females, 20 to 29 years 16
Nova Scotia on-reserve females, 30 to 39 years 13
Nova Scotia on-reserve females, 40 to 49 years 13
Nova Scotia on-reserve females, 50 to 59 years 10
Nova Scotia on-reserve females, 60 to 69 years 6
Nova Scotia on-reserve females, 70 to 79 years 3
Nova Scotia on-reserve females, 80 years and over 1
Family structureNote 4
Characteristic Value (%)
Couples with children 33
Couples without children 17
Lone parents 50
Knowledge of Aboriginal languages
Characteristic Value (%)
Community: Knowledge of Aboriginal languages, 2006 24
Community: Knowledge of Aboriginal languages, 2016 20
Nova Scotia on-reserve: Knowledge of Aboriginal languages, 2006 56
Nova Scotia on-reserve: Knowledge of Aboriginal languages, 2016 54

In the community, 580 spoke Mi'kmaq in 2016.

Population by housing characteristics: CrowdingNote 5
Characteristic Value (%)
Not overcrowded 94
Overcrowded 6
Population by housing characteristics: Tenure
Characteristic Value (%)
Owned 8
Rented 5
Band housing 87
Population by housing characteristics: Dwelling condition
Characteristic Value (%)
Regular maintenance only 29
Minor repairs needed 36
Major repairs needed 35
Educational attainment (Aged 25 and over)
Characteristic Value (%)
University 10
College 27
Trade 17
High school 21
Less than high school 25
Top occupations (Aged 15 and over)
Occupation Value (%)
Sales and service 24
Education, law and social, community and government services 18
Natural resources, agriculture and related production 14
Labour and earnings (Aged 15 and over)
Characteristic Value
Participation rate (%) 48
Employment rate (%) 39
Unemployment rate (%) 19
% of workers worked full year, full time in 2015 38
Median employment income in 2015 ($) 13,760

Source: Statistics Canada, Census of Population.

Catalogue Number: 41260001

Revised: October 2019

Partnership project between Statistics Canada and Indigenous Services Canada.

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